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Quash   /kwɔʃ/   Listen

(past & past part. quashed; pres. part. quashing)
Put down by force or intimidation.  Synonyms: keep down, reduce, repress, subdue, subjugate.  "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently" , "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land"
Declare invalid.  Synonyms: annul, avoid, invalidate, nullify, void.  "Void a plea"

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"Quash" Quotes from Famous Books

... with its Newgate Calendar of confessors, martyrs, and saints. Falstaff's famous regiment would have volunteered to a man for its propagation or its defence. Henceforth let every unsuccessful litigant have the right to pronounce the verdict of a jury sectional, and to quash all proceedings and retain the property in controversy by seceding from the court-room. Let the planting of hemp be made penal, because it squints toward coercion. Why, the first great Secessionist would doubtless have preferred to divide ...
— Atlantic Monthly Volume 7, No. 40, February, 1861 • Various

... Big Tent farther by perspective if not by miles. I recognized the legal rights of her husband, but no ruffling Daniel should quash the undeniable rights of Yours Truly. I indeed felt virtuous and passing valorous, with that commonplace ...
— Desert Dust • Edwin L. Sabin

Words linked to "Quash" :   break, suppress, crush, strike down, stet, oppress, validate, cancel

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